Department of English

World Englishes: Social and Linguistic Perspectives 2018/2019 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2018 weeks 46-03 (mid-November - mid-January) - 50 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2018-04-16

Enrolment Code: UU-55035 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

Entry Requirements: 120 credits, of which at least 90 credits in a language subject including a degree project of at least 15 credits.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

The course provides an overview of the historical reasons behind the global expansion of the English language. Further, the course aims to provide you with insights into sociolinguistic concepts regarding linguistic variability in World Englishes, including, for example, language contact, linguistic convergence and divergence, and factors influencing processes of standardisation. The course will also focus on language planning relating to variability in world varieties of English, with attention given to policies and praxis in school and university settings. You will collect empirical data on one of the world varieties of English, analyse linguistic phenomena, and present their findings in a pilot study.

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Department of English

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 1245 018-471 1247

Fax: 018-471 1229


Study Counsellor

Telephone: +46 18 471 12 47

Fax: +46 18 471 12 29